Place Based Education
Educational approach that draws on local history, culture, economics, environment, and circumstances as a curriculum source, sometimes with the explicit goal of connecting students to their community and thereby promoting citizenship, entrepreneurship, community sustainability, or environmental stewardship. Do not confuse with "Community Education". Note: From 2003-2004, the Descriptor "Place Based Education" was carried in the Thesaurus. From 2004-2011, this concept may have been indexed under "Education".
Use this term instead ofPedagogy of Place
Place Based Learning
Related TermsAuthentic Learning
School Community Relationship
Added to ERIC: 3/21/2003